|SODESAKI IROHA I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Brother: Sodesaki Karyű
Family map: the Sodesaki Clan
1691: he starts his career in Ky˘to, performing under the name of Sodesaki Iroha.
9th lunar month of 1695: Iroha plays at Miyako Mandayű's theater the role of Princess Matsuyoi in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Mizuki Tatsunosuke Tachiburu Mai".
Fall 1698: Iroha settles in ďsaka.
Fall 1699: Iroha goes to Edo.
3rd lunar month of 1705: Iroha plays in Ky˘to the role of the keisei Naniwazu in the drama "Keisei Inaba no Matsu", which is produced by Sakata Heishichir˘ at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater. No record afterwards.
Sodesaki Iroha I was a Kamigata onnagata actor, who spent a few years in Edo as well. He was very good in keisei or ny˘b˘ roles and he excelled in nuregoto. He unfortunately died too young, before being able to achieve the same level of fame as his elder brother Sodesaki Karyű.
In the Ritsumeikan University Actors Database, Sodesaki Iroha was reported as being the first stage name of Wakaura Kinjűr˘ (who was Sodesaki Iroha between 1688 and 1712, Sodesaki Wakaura I between 1712 and 1721 and finally Wakaura Kinjűr˘ from 1721). We've discarded this version and stayed in line with the data from Nojima Jusabur˘'s book "Kabuki Jinmei Jiten".
Sodesaki Iroha (1693)
The Sodesaki Iroha line of actors
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